Vitamin C Shots
Small but mighty, this concentrated shot packs a huge punch of vitamin C thanks to a potent blend of orange, strawberries, pineapple and apples.
My house has been hit hard over the last few weeks. My husband had a double ear and sinus infection, then my son came down with the same thing. Now my daughter has a deep chest cold. Mama to the rescue! I whipped up these nutrient-packed Vitamin C Juice Shots to give their immune systems some support. These only take a few simple ingredients, vitamin c from a natural source is way better for you then "ascorbic acid" and they are delicious!
How Does Vitamin C Support the Immune System?
Vitamin C is an important vitamin that acts as an antioxidant in the body, protecting cells and aiding in the production and function of white blood cells that fight off inflammation and infection.
Why Not Just Take a Supplement?
This one is simple. FOOD IS MEDICINE. You always want to try to get essential nutrients from real food before reaching for supplements. Plus, real food is going to taste way better! This Vitamin C shot made with real fruit is so much better for you then anything you can get on the store shelf. It’s also much more cost-effective, and you can modify the ingredients to suit what you have on hand. Did you know that one 8-ounce glass of fresh squeezed orange juice provides 120% of your recommended Daily Value of vitamin C.
How to Make Vitamin C Shots
These super tasty shots are so easy to make! We use a juicer but this can be done in a blender and strained.
- 4 medium to large size oranges, we prefer cara cara but you can use anything.
- 6 large strawberries
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple
- 1 apple, we like green but again use what you have.
- 1 large carrot
- 1/2 a cup of organic coconut water
- Peel oranges, peel and core pineapple, chop your apple and carrot.
- Feed your fruits and veggies into your juicer.
- When your done juicing add in the coconut water
- Stir to combine, and drink to feel better.
- This recipe will make about 20 ounces of juice.
- You can freeze the juice in popsicle molds for little ones with sore throats.
- I bought these 4oz reusable juice bottles on Amazon
- When I'm making these for myself and my husband I like to throw in a big chunk of ginger if I have it.